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  • Catalyst THE MAGAZINE OFHAYES FREE CHURCH (U.R.C.) November 2012
  • HAYES FREE CHURCH 111, Pickhurst Lane, Hayes, Kent BR2 7HU Sunday Services. 10.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m. We are a member of the United Reformed Church. We believe in Justice and Peace.Principal ContactsMinister: Rev. Sue Powell Tel: 020 8462 2212Church Secretary: Mrs Mavis Righini Tel: 020 8462 1168Fabric Steward Mr. Chris Wood Tel: 020 8462 2444Treasurer: Mr. Bill Michie Tel: 020 8658 4167Lettings Secretary: Mrs Undine Connolly Tel: 020 8776 0108Caretaker: Mr. Ian Jones Tel: 020 8313 1556Church Website www.hayesfreechurch.comCatalystEditor: Mr Richard Brown Contents : - Items not covered by the diary of events.Sunday Services 2 Christmas Tree Festival 9Preachers’ info 2 Notice Board 10 - 11From the “Great War” forum 2 Compassionate Friends Service 14Church Notices 3-5 The way things once were 14You have been told 5 Italian Journey - Sept 2012 15Bromley District Swimming Gala 6 Website of the Month 16Catalyst needs You! Oct Parade Commitment for Life Appeal 17 & Home Care Ad 7 Church Organisations IBCChristmas Charities 8This month’s website: -Talbot House (Toc H), Poperinge: A Living Museum which is in the building where there was a chapel for WW1 allied forces’ soldiers. Do visit the website: www.talbothouse.be/en/Now, turn to Page 16 for more details....... Ed Copy for the December 2012 / January 2013 edition needs to be handed in by - Sunday, 11th November. Please submit items in good time. You can leave copy in the “B” Pigeon Hole for Richard Brown to collect, or hand it directly to him on a Sunday morning. You can also e-mail copy to richardmbrown6@gmail.comThank You. Editor
  • Letter from the MinisterDear FriendsNovember arrives and we begin to feel thecold! I have been told that this winter willbe fierce, so make sure you have plenty offood and some milk stocked in the cupboard and in the freezer.As we prepare for the winter, so we also prepare for Christmas: shopping for presents, planning where we will be and who we will share time with, organising decorations, stocking up on the food we buy only at this time of year…Most of us will have plenty to do over the next 6 weeks.In fact, we may even begin to complain that we don’t know how we’re going to manage to fit it all in.Given the ‘reason for the season’ we need to remember that God has to fit in there somehow too.As much as we can fill our busy lives with many things – and always make room for one more thing – how good are we at making room for Jesus? How much of our time do we give to being with the One who really matters?When you find that time for God has disappeared, start giving it back with short sentences: “Be with me today Lord”, “Thank you for a good day”, “Lord, give me strength”; work up to longer moments, when you are able to hear His response. We can all do two things at once! Brushing your teeth in the morning and asking God to be with you in the day; brushing your teeth at night and thanking God for all that you have achieved that day. Just little daily reminders that God is always there, whatever you’re doing, and it really doesn’t take much time or effort…And it makes such a difference. Try it!And may God bless your preparations. Sue 1
  • Sunday Services November 2012 10.30 am - Morning Service - Mary Beckingham 4th (Bromley Food Bank) 6.30 pm - Holy Communion - Rev. Raymond Singh Remembrance Day 11th 10.30 am - Parade Service - Bill Michie 6.30 pm - Evening Service - Mrs Margaret Smith 10.30 am - Morning Service - Allan Evison 18th 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister 10.30 am - Holy Communion - The Minister 25th 6.30 pm - Evening Service - Beckenham Elders December 2012 2nd 10.30 am - Morning Service - Rev John Marchant 6.30 pm - Evening Service - Minister with Pickhurst School Some notes on the visiting preachers.v Mary Beckingham represents the Bromley Food Bank. The food bank provides emergency food supplies for those in need. HFC has a collection box in the front lobby of the church. Mary will explain more at the service which she will be leading.v Revd Raymond Singh, M.A. is the URC Minister at Bellingham and Catford and a good friend of HFC.v Bill Michie is well known to us all. He is a Lay Preacher at HFC, as well as being our treasurer.v Mrs. Margaret Smith is a Methodist Lay Preacher.v Allan Evison is a lay preacher at Hayes Parish Church. He has conducted worship on a number of occasions.v The Beckenham Elders are from our sister church, Beckenham URC.v Revd John Marchant is the assistant minister at Coney Hill Baptist Church. He has conducted Sunday Worship at HFC on a number of occasions. From the “Great War” Internet forum: -"The Army came and took our 2 horses, the soldiers said they were needed in France. I prayed every night that my Daddy and the 2 horses would be safe at the Front. I never saw the 2 horses ever again and my Daddy didnt come home." Enid Mailer - 1920 schoolbook 2
  • News of the Church FamilyAnnouncements are welcome :- BMD - Changes of address, etc.DeathsWe regret to announce the death of Linda Jennings on the 15th of October at the Greenwich and Bexley Hospice. We send our deepest condolences to members of her family. An obituary will appear in next months magazineYour prayers would be appreciated for: -Tony and Kay Atkinson , Marjorie Curry, Doreen Hobbs, Ruth Rees, and Pat Rumble.Church MeetingsThe next Church meeting will be on Sunday 25th of November at noon, after the morning service.The next Elders’ meeting will be held on Tuesday 20th November at 8.00 pm in the small hall.Womens Contact GroupThe Contact Group will meet at 8.00 pm on Monday 5th November at Barbara Jones’s home - 133, Pickhurst Lane. We will NOT be meeting in DecemberSylvia MackTuesday Prayer Meetings for NovemberHeld at 10.00 am at the following homes:- 6th Martin Nunn’s. 13th Betty Coster’s. 20th Brenda Cordingley’s. 27th The Church.Then on 4th December at Martin Nunn’sPlease address any queries to Martin Nunn.Saturday FellowshipWe will meet at 2.30 pm on the 3rd of November at 7, Sedgewood Close. Martin Nunn leads the discussions.The cover photographsBoth were taken at the Bromley War Memorial, Martin’s Hill 3
  • Mens GroupThe next meeting is on Thursday 15th November for a Skittles Evening, organised by John Moren, starting at 8.00 pm in the Small Hall.Ministry of FlowersThanks are due to those who will be providing flowers in November. 4th - Malcolm & Teresa Cheyne 11th - Ruth Rees18th - T.B.A. 25th - Mavis Righini - I.m.o. Mum & Dad Lorna & Gilbert PlaterA big thank you to those who kindly arrange the flowers when needed.After the Sunday evening services, the flowers are distributed tomembers and friends, bringing joy to the recipients.Mavis RighiniHayes Mothers’ & Toddlers’ ClubWe welcome all babies and children under school age, accompanied by their parents, grandparents or carers, to our club on Friday afternoons between 2 and 4 pm during term time. The fee is £1 per family – tea, squash and biscuits are provided.This is a time when adults can meet up, while the children in their care are busy playing with toys and activities in the company of other children.We have a half-term break on November 2nd when there is no meeting.Our Christmas party is on December 7th at 2.15 pm. Tickets will be on sale, priced £2.50 per child.We look forward to seeing you all.Judith Stoner - Secretary.Bible Study GroupThe Bible Study group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at 2.30 pm in the small hall.Worship GroupThe Church will be open for Quiet Meditation & Prayer every Wednesday - 6.00 - 7.00 pm. 4
  • Notice Sheets - November - 1st Sunday in December 4th & 11th Pam Collison 8658 0748 18th & 25th Joan Smith 8462 3920December 2nd Daphne Cummings 8777 2487If you require items to be included in the notice sheets, please contactthe appropriate person by the previous Tuesday.Womens FellowshipM eetings are in the small hall at 2.00 p.m., unless otherwise stated, on Tuesdays and finish about 3.30 p.m.The November meetings will be: - 6th Brenda Cordingley talking on carrying the Olympic Torch 13th Illustrated talk by member of Crystal Palace Museum — "The Fire Mystery Revealed". 20th Beetle drive 27th Illustrated talk by Tony Banfield about Bromley parks Then in December: - 4th Invitation from Emmanuel West Wickham Womens Fellowship to their Christmas meeting If you have any questions, do contact Sylvia Mack on 8462 1938.MINI-AMBULANCEMembers who use the mini-ambulance are asked to phone Jessie Martin on 8462 5621 by 9.00 am on any Tuesday when they are unable to come to the meetings.As always, we welcome all ladies to our meetings . Please come along for a pleasant afternoon. We do have a very varied programme with plenty to interest everyone. Marion and Sylvia You have been told The funeral service just barely finished, when there was a massive bolt of lightning, followed by a tremendous clap of thunder, accompanied by even more thunder rumbling in the distance . . . The little old man looked at the vicar and calmly said, Well, shes there. 5
  • BROMLEY DISTRICT SWIMMING GALAOn Saturday 29th September Bromley District held their annual Swimming Gala at Eltham Leisure Centre. This year, as well as all Cub Packs from Bromley District being invited to take part, so too were all the Scout Troops and Explorer Units. Representing the 22nd Bromley Cub Scouts Pack were: Arthur Maunder, Cameron Macaulay, Henry Bullock, Joseph Harris, Joshua Bullard, Oliver Hutchins and Samuel Bagguley. They did exceptionally well (no heats this year –straight into the finals) in all of the 7 events. In the Ball Race Joshua came 4th, in the Relay Cameron, Joseph and Samuel were beaten into 2nd place by a ¼ stroke!In the Raft Race Arthur, Henry and Oliver led all the way, but were beaten into 2nd place due to a mix up of not putting their raft on the side of the pool at the finish. In the underwater swim Oliver, I began to wonder when he was going to come up for air, swam almost 14 metres and came 1st, and in doing so won a bet with his dad! In the Freestyle Joseph came 1st, in the Breaststroke Cameron came 1st and in the Pyjama Relay Cameron, Joseph and Samuel came 1st. 4 FIRST’S, 2 SECOND’S (very, very almost first’s) and 1 FOURTH.A tremendous result and YES we DID WIN with an outstanding total of 51 points.I would again like to take this opportunity of saying WELL DONE and CONGRATULATIONS to you all. 6
  • Catalyst needs You.This page will be kept for YOUR contributions - NOTHING ELSE will go on this page. SUPPORT AT HOME If you are getting older and would like help with household tasks, meals, shopping, transport, everyday paperwork; or help to enjoy reading, hobbies, using your computer, getting out by wheelchair and by car; or want to give a break to someone who usually looks after you - please get in touch with me. My goal is to make your independent life at home continue to be possible, with a kind and committed service! Christopher White 020 8149 6933 or pjm741-rose@yahoo.co.uk Photographs taken at the October 2012 Parade Service Those stories, photos and artwork for this, Your page! 7
  • CHRISTMAS CHARITIES This year the Christmas Tree Festival will be donating all its proceeds to The Chartwell Cancer Trust.The Chartwell Cancer Trust is a single purpose charity working to provide funding to increase the staff to patient ratio in The Chartwell Cancer and Leukaemia Unit in The Princess Royal University Hospital in Farnborough, Kent.The Chartwell Unit catchment area has recently beenincreased to cover over one million people.The Trust currently covers the salaries of two Health CareAssistants and one Senior Haematologist. It is also responsible for thepermanent appointment of a junior doctor who they funded on aneighteen month contract until the hospital deemed it necessary tomake this appointment permanent. They are a total charity, there areno paid officers or staff. Please help us to continue and increase thesupport. It was agreed at the September Church Meeting that the following charities would benefit.HFC CHRISTMAS POST Contributions, in lieu of postage will go to the KENT ASSOCIATION for the BLIND (KAB). They provide a quality service sensitive to the individual needs of those who are partially sighted helping them to attain the highest level of independence. They also give support to those in the community who are "registered blind" like Gilly Wood and others like her.The Bromley branch provides emotional support, benefits and concessions, help with low vision aids, provision of equipment and minor adaptations. They also give advice on cooking and other skills for everyday living, independent mobility and help with leisure and hobbies.CHRISTMAS DAY. THE SAMARITANS have a help line open 24 hours every day and are contacted more than 5,000,000 times each year.That is once every 5 seconds!! It costs £3.88 to answer each contact.They are almost entirely reliant on voluntary donations. Around 16 people take their own life every day. People contact them about a wide range of subjects including depression, relationship and family concerns, loneliness, physical and mental health issues, alcohol, drugs, self -harm, debt, illness and exam pressures as well as suicidal thoughts and feelings. Your donations will go to the Orpington Branch to help local people. 8
  • Hayes Free Church Christmas Tree Festival In aid of The Chartwell Cancer Trust From Friday 30th November to Sunday 9th December 2012 The Festival will be open each day from 2.00pm from November 30 to December 8The church will be open at service times each Sunday (10.30am and 6.30pm)Programme of Entertainment for the FestivalFriday 30th November Opening Concert by Members 7.30pm and Friends of Hayes Free Church Saturday 1st December Rock Choir * 7.45 for 8.00pm *Ticket £5.00 from Margaret Tannock 020 8325 6264 or Alistair Wilson 020 8402 0026 or on the door Sunday 2nd December Pickhurst Junior Academy 6.30pmMonday 3rd December Bishop Justus School 7.30pmTuesday 4th December The Christmas Story 7.30 pm by Adult performersWednesday 5th December The Wandle Ringers 7.30pmThursday 6th December Bromley Boy Singers 7.30pmFriday 7th December An evening of Songs and Poems 7.30pm by Just Voices and The Shortlands Poetry CircleSaturday 8th December Beckenham Concert Band 7.45pm Sunday 9th December Churches Together in Hayes with 6.30pm the Musicians from Hayes School All the money raised will go to Christmas Craft Fair in the Church Hall Saturday 1st December from 10.30am to 2.30pm Lots of stalls full of Christmas Goodies Hayes Free Church, 111 Pickhurst Lane, Bromley BR2 7HU web site: hayesfreechurch.com 9
  • NOTICE Commitment for Life The choice is yours It is now that time of year when your commitment for life envelope is attached to your copy of Catalyst. The appeal is in full on page 17 of Catalyst. Please see posters in the church and take theinformation leaflets from the table at the back of the church. FURTHER INFORMATION FROM CHRIS WOOD ON 0208 462 2444 Editor’s Note. You should have 2 envelopes attached to this edition. One is for your Commitment for Life donation. The other is for your subscription to Catalyst. Uniformed Groups Meeting Times Cubs start at 6.30 pm on Mondays. Scouts start at 7.00 pm on Tuesdays. Beavers start at 6.00 pm on Wednesdays. Brenda Petts CHRISTMAS POSTAGE RATES From 6 November people who receive Pension Credit, Employment and Support Allowance or Incapacity Benefit can buy their Christmas stamps at Christmas 2011 prices (i.e. 36p). All you have to do is to produce evidence of your allowance. You will be able to buy up to 36 stamps 10
  • BOARD The post box will be available from Sunday 9th December. PLEASE NOTE the LAST POST will be on Sunday 16th December at 10.30 am. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE put your cards in alphabetical (surname) order and put an elastic band round them before posting. This will help the PMG about the John Curry orm ation year for inf rted this See P age 8 suppo ch arities If you wish to send Seasonal Greetings to friends and Church Members, without using Christmas cards, do use Catalyst. Space will be reserved for your messages. Hand, or email, your message to the Editor by the press date for the December / January edition. No more than 6 lines, please. Subscriptions for Catalyst Subscriptions for 2013 are due in December. The cost is £5 if you wish to receive Catalyst via the pigeonholes at the back of the church. Please let Judith or David Stoner have this amount as soon as possible. There is an envelope attached to this issue of Catalyst for you to use. If you wish to have the magazine sent by post, the cost is £8 and you should send your subscription to: Judith and David Stoner 113 Bourne Way Bromley BR2 7EX Cheques should be made payable to Hayes Free Church. It would be helpful if subscribers who no longer wish to receive Catalyst by post would let us know. 11
  • O UR C HRISTMAS F AIR at Hayes Free Church on Saturday 10th November 10.30 a.m. - 2.00 p.m. THE USUAL FORMAT IS PLANNED WITH CAKES, JEWELLERY, BOOKS, CHRISTMAS FLOWERS, CHRISTMAS FAYRE, SANTA’S GROTTO, BOTTLES, PUZZLES, BRIC-A-BRAC & GRAND RAFFLEWE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THE EVENT THE JOYFUL SUCCESS IT ALWAYS IS TO ACHIEVE THIS WE NEED HELP TO STAFF, DECORATE AND SUPPLY CHRISTMAS GOODIES SO PLEASE, HAYES FREE CHURCH NEEDS YOU WE KNOW YOU CAN DO ITSOME HAVE ALREADY COMMITTED THEMSELVESAND WE THANK THEM BUT A LOT MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE PLEASE HELP. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE CHURCH Offers of help will be greatly appreciated.Please ring Chris Wood on 8462 2444 or John Curry on 8249 3663. 12
  • ROTARY CLUB OF LANGLEY PARK & DEAF ACCESS rd Saturday 3 November 2012 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. AT HAYES FREE CHURCH PICKHURST LANE HAYES KENT LUNCHES & REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE Interested table holders – tables available D P Connolly. Tel: 020 8776 0108. ENTRANCE £1.00Sponsored by: - Ennis-Webb & Co. Solicitors, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts Elite House, 155 Main Road, Biggin Hill, Kent TN16 3JP tel. 01959 577000 13
  • COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS SERVICEFOR BEREAVED PARENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES IS TO BE HELD AT 6PM AT HAYES FREE CHURCH ON SATURDAY 15TH DECEMBER 2012 REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED AFTER THE SERVICE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT GILL WOOD ON TEL 020 8462 2444 OR E-MAIL cwood596@btinternet.comMany thanks Gill WWomen’s Contact Coffee Morning 10.00 am - 12.00We will NOT be holding a coffee morning in November.We are continuing to raise monies to contribute to disaster relief funds in different parts of the world.We hope to see you there, and why not bring a friend. Barbara JonesThe Fairtrade Sunday StallWe will be holding a fair trade stall after the morning service on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month. So, in November the stall will be held on the 11th and 25th.The message is please buy Fairtrade. Every purchase helps in a good way.Please continue to support your fair trade stall. Thank you. Richard and Barbara. The way things once were What did those nursery rhymes mean?Each November, the theme for this section changes. So, for the next 12 months, we will look at the meaning of different nursery rhymes. In the programme “The bridges that built London”, Dan Cruikshank explored the meanings behind some of our nursery rhymes. It’s an interesting look into history... London Bridge is Falling DownGoes back at least as far as the 17th century and there are similar old rhymes from Denmark, Germany and France. One theory has it that the rhyme refers to the sacking of the bridge by Olaf II of Norway in 1014. Others suggest that it simply refers to the old medieval London Bridge which, by the 18th century, was in a state of disrepair.Dan Cruikshank told viewers that monies entrusted to nobility for the repair of the bridge were not. Eventually, monies were administered by a public committee. More can be found out at the Museum of London. 14
  • Italian Journey, September 2012Twice before, we have been on journeys (to Turkey and the Holy Land) led by Rev. John Robinson, a former minister of HFC. We greatly enjoyed them and learnt much from the interesting places we visited.So when we heard that John was to lead a journey to Italy, we decided to sign up for it. We flew to Rome and spent the first few days in a modest hotel in a side street a stone’s-throw from St Peter’s Square, which we could stroll around in the evening after supper. The days were packed with visits to ancient sites like the Colosseum and the Forum and to Renaissance churches filled with great art, as well as to the Vatican Museum and St Peter’s itself. The second half of our stay was spent at a small town that was centrally located for coach outings to Siena, Florence and Assisi.We had an excellent Italian guide called Giorgio. John made sure our group blended well and led us in worship and communion in meaningful places such as the catacombs and Assisi. He asked after many of the HFC people, whom he remembered clearly, even though it is over 20 years since he left. He and Margaret asked us to pass on greetings. David and Judith Stoner NIGHT OF THEATRETwo Halves of GuinnessBy Mark BurgessThis funny and insightful play sees Trevor Littledale offer an uncanny portrayal of oneof the world’s best-loved stars reflecting on acting, faith, family and his shatteringinsecurity, played to a background of the golden days of British film and theatre.Saturday 1st December at 7.30pm Beckenham U.R.C.Oakhill Road BR3 6NF Tickets £10 including an interval drink. Call 020 8659 5337 to reserve ticketsTrevor has performed “Two Halves of Guinness” to acclaim all over the U.K. Profitsfrom this performance will go to the East Bali Poverty Project, supported by Jane Ballin memory of her brother, Clive, who was killed 10 years ago in the Bali Bombing. 15
  • Website of the Month Talbot House (Toc H)Toc H is an international charity and membership movement that emerged from a soldiers club in Poperinge, Belgium during World War I. As it nears its centenary, Toc H continues to work within the community to ease the burden of others and bring together disparate parts of society.Toc Hs headquarters are in the UK but there are members and branches in Belgium, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, France and elsewhere.The Head Office address is: PO Box 15824, Birmingham, B13 3JU Phone: 0121 443 3552 Website: www.toch.org.ukIn Hugh Dennis’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are, the museum at Poperinge was visited. There the following was read out: - "Yet in that little upper room in company with a few dozen men, who had been tried by fire, as I had been tried, I found for the first time the courage and satisfaction that other men have agreed to call a piece (sic) of God which passeth understanding. And I came down the stairs again ready to face the dangers and troubles of the morrow". Editor Be one in a million to change a million lives! on Saturday 17 November 2012 at Christ Church, Orpington Charterhouse Road, BR6 9EP Fish & Chips Supper at 6.30 pm Followed by an Auction of Skills and Treats at 7.30 pm With a short break for tea / coffee and cake £1 Buy a ticket and join in the fun. Tickets £7.50 each Tickets from Colin Righini on 020 8462 1168 or from your Street or College Pastor until 3/11/12 Offer your own skill or treat as one of the Lots (baby-sitting, car washing, Ironing, Guitar lessons, Computer help, Gardening, painting & decorating, Use of holiday home, CV writing, Special meal ...) Event organised by the Orpington Street Pastors & College Pastors 16
  • COMMITMENT FOR LIFE 2012 APPEALI HOPE THAT I AM NOT THE ONLY MEMBER OF OUR CONGREGATION WHO FEELS POWERLESS AND BUTTON-HOLED WHEN IT COMES TO CHARITY GIVING, AS YOU ALL KNOW WE HAVE FOR YEARS GIVEN IN GOOD FAITH TO ONE OF THE CHARITIES SUGGESTED BY URC FOR OUR ‘COMMITMENT FOR LIFE’ CONTRIBUTIONS BUT AFTER A RECENT VISIT TO THE HOLY LAND SOME OF OUR MEMBERS SUGGESTED THAT WE CHANGE OUR DONATIONS TO THE BETHLEHEM ARAB SOCIETY FOR REHABILITATION (BASR) AND AFTER AN IMPASSIONED PLEA BY MARGARET TANNOCK IT WAS AGREED AT OUR RECENT CHURCH MEETING THAT BASR WILL BE THE AGREED RECIPIENT OF YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS‘BASR WAS FOUNDED IN 1960 AS ONE OF LEONARD CHESHIRE’S HOMES. NOW-A-DAYS, IT IS A NON- PROFIT N G O THAT IS NATIONALLY RECOGNISED FOR THE COMPREHENSIVE MEDICAL AND REHABILITATION SERVICES IT RENDERS TO BENEFICIARIES FROM DIFFERENT PARTS OF PALESTINE, PARTICULARLY THOSE WITH DISABILITIES REGARDLESS OF THEIR GENDER, AGE,RELIGION OR SOCIAL CLASS’HOPEFULLY THE ABOVE PARAGRAPH WILL GIVE YOU A FLAVOUR OFWHAT BASR IS ALL ABOUT BUT I HAVE ASKED MARGARET TO PUT INTO HER OWN WORDS THE POWERFUL EMOTIONS THAT WERE FELT BY ALLTHOSE LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE BEEN TO SEE BASR IN ACTION“WE WERE VERY PRIVILEGED TO GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT THIS ES- TABLISHMENT AND SEE THE WONDERFUL WORK THAT THE STAFF ARE CARRYING OUT WHICH IMPROVES THE LIVES OF THEIR PATIENTS. HELP IS OFFERED TO ALL WHETHER FELLOW CHRISTIANS, MUSLIM OR JEW AND NO-ONE IS EVER TURNED AWAY. THE GREAT THING ABOUT GIVING TO THIS CHARITY IS THAT WE KNOW THAT EVERY PENNY DONATED FINDS IT’S WAY TO THE CENTRE TO BE USED FOR GOOD AS IT IS TAKEN OUT WITH THOSE ORGANISING THE PILGRIMAGES THAT MANY OF US HAVE ENJOYED”.THANK YOU FOR THAT MARGARET, IT IS NOW UP TO YOU DEAR MEMBERS, I UNDERSTAND HOW STRETCHED ALL OUR BUDGETS ARE AT THESE DIFFICULT TIMES BUT ANY AMOUNT YOU CAN SPARE AND PUT INTO THE LITTLE ENVELOPE ATTACHED TO YOUR CATALYST WILL BE PUT TO VERY GOOD USE AND EVERY PENNY WILL GO TO THOSE IN NEED OF HELP.THANK YOUCHRIS WOOD 17
  • November 20121st Thu2nd Fri3rd Sat 10.00 am - Antiques Fair Page 13 2.30 pm - Saturday Fellowship Page 3 10.30 am - Morning Service - Mary Beckingham4th Sun (Bromley Food Bank) 6.30 pm - Holy Communion - Rev. Raymond Singh5th Mon 8.00 pm - Women’s Contact Group Page 36th Tue 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 3 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 57th Wed 6.00 pm - Worship Group Page 48th Thu9th Fri 2.00 pm - Hayes Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Group Page 410th Sat 10.30 am - Christmas Fair Page 12 Remembrance Day 10.30 am - Parade Service - Bill Michie11th Sun Followed by Fairtrade Stall Page 14 6.30 pm - Evening Service - Mrs Margaret Smith Catalyst Press Date I.F.C.12th Mon13th Tue 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 3 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 514th Wed 6.00 pm - Worship Group Page 415th Thu 2.30 pm - Bible Study Group Page 4 8.00 pm - Men’s Group Page 416th Fri 2.00 pm - Hayes Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Group Page 417th Sat 6.30 pm - Fish & Chips and Auction evening Page 16 7.45 pm - Hayes Philharmonic Choir Page 2018th Sun 10.30 am - Morning Service - Allan Evison 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister Your editor hopes you like the new look to the diary 18
  • November 201219th Mon 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 320th Tue 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 5 8.00 pm - Elders’ Meeting Page 321st Wed 6.00 pm - Worship Group Page 422nd Thu23rd Fri 2.00 pm - Hayes Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Group Page 424th Sat 10.30 am - Holy Communion - The Minister Followed by Fairtrade Stall Page 1425th Sun 12.00 noon - Church Meeting Page 3 6.30 pm - Evening Service - Beckenham Elders26th Mon27th Tue 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 3 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 528th Wed 6.00 pm - Worship Group Page 429th Thu 2.30 pm - Bible Study Group Page 4 St. Andrews Day30th Fri 2.00 pm - Hayes Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Group Page 4 7.30 pm - Christmas Tree Festival starts Page 9 December 20121st Sat 7.30 pm - Night of Theatre Page 152nd Sun 10.30 am - Morning Service - Rev John Marchant 6.30 pm - Evening Service - Minister with Pickhurst SchoolDATES FOR YOUR DIARY30 Nov - 9 Dec CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL (NB. The dates are EARLIER this year). 1 December CRAFT FAIR 9 December CHRISTMAS GIFT SERVICE and CHURCH PARADE15 December COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS SERVICE16 December CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT 6.30 pm 5 January CONCERT of MARTIN & JENNY NUNN’S MUSIC12 January NEW YEAR SOCIAL 19
  • HAYES PHILHARMONIC CHOIRD id you know that 2012 sees the centenary of the death of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, the composer responsible for those full dress Hiawatha performances in the Albert Hall of the 1930s?"SCT" lived in Croydon and events there have been going on all year. Now Hayes is to have its own celebration with a performance of Coleridge-Taylors Kublai Khan (only very rarely heard), a setting of the famous poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Coleridge-Taylor died in his thirties, with overwork apparently a factor. He was regarded at the time as a composer of huge promise, and the quality of his work is now being rediscovered. So - dont miss this interpretation of those mysterious words "In Xanadu...." which have intrigued so many and inspired so many artistic works. Only this one offers you a combination of STC and SCT!Besides a performance of a near-local composers work by your local choir, Hayes Philharmonic, the concert also features two young singers from Hayes who will be performing solo pieces. Full details are: HAYES PHILHARMONIC CHOIR RODNEY WILLIAMS CONDUCTORKUBLAI KHAN by SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR (words by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE)(programme also includes Three Elizabethan Part-Songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams, an extract from HMS Pinafore by Gilbert & Sullivan, and The Gypsy Rover arr Havelock Nelson, together with some pieces by soloists including TOMOS and FFION LAVERY). SATURDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2012 at 7.45pm HAYES PARISH CHURCH (HAYES, KENT) BR2 7LHTICKETS £10 (concessions £8; school age children £2)BOX OFFICE: 07989 192928 OR ON THE DOORhttp://www.hayeschoir.comLooking forward to seeing you there.Christine Rees 20
  • CHURCH ORGANISATIONSDay Organisation Contact PhoneSunday10.25 am Sunday Club Mike Duke 8462 5103Weekdays9.15 - 12.00 pm Pre School Group Jayne Carvell 07913 299773Monday2.30 & 7.30 pm West Wickham Carol Crouch 8462 3642 Arts Association5.45 pm Brownies Sarah Humphrey 8249 99826.30 pm Cubs Brenda Petts 8325 39568.00 pm - 1st Womens Contact Sylvia Mack 8462 1938 Mon monthly GroupTuesday2.00 pm Womens Fellowship Sylvia Mack 8462 19386.00 - 8.00 pm Weight Watchers Area Office 0845 345 15007.00 pm Scouts Paul Hasling 3236 0083Wednesday5.00 pm Rainbows Tania Venables 8462 97596.00 pm Beavers Brenda Petts 8325 39566.30 pm Worship Group Bill Michie 8658 41676.45 pm Slimming World Val 0750 60150647.30 pm Explorers Tom Strachan 07745 813 295Thursday5.30 pm Brownies Stevie Blair. 8325 34697.15 - 8.45 pm Rangers Georgina Chappell 07983 4713088.00 pm - 3rd Mens Group Bruce Tannock 8325 6264 Thu monthlyFriday9.00 - 12.00 pm Coffee morning during term times2.00 pm Mothers & Toddlers Judith Stoner 8462 30236.30 pm Guides Teresa Cheyne 8777 60427.30 pm Choir Martin Nunn 8462 5918Saturday2.30 pm Saturday Fellowship Martin Nunn 8462 5918
  • Final Thought Come, Holy Spirit, Replace the tension within me with a holy relaxation. Replace the turbulence within me with a sacred calm. Replace the anxiety within me with a quiet confidence. Replace the fear within me with a strong faith. Replace the bitterness within me with the sweetness of grace. Replace the darkness within me with a gentle light. Replace the coldness within me with a loving warmth. Replace the winter within me with your spring. Fill my emptiness. Dull the edge of my pride. Sharpen the edge of my humility. Light the fire of my love. Let me see myself as You see me, that I may see You as You have promised. Let me be Fortunate according to Your Word“Blessed are they that love God, for they Shall see God.” John Whitehead.